Exhibition. Alfonse, Paul et les autres
From 9 December 2021 to 13 March 2022 at the Centrale for contemporary art (Centrale Vitrine).
Vivarium, a project by the artist Alfonse, Paul et les Autres, is a space that confronts commercial staging and spectacular presentation of nature. The project aims to appeal to passers-by from the street, making the relationship between the window/showcase and the viewer a significant element of the installation.
A polite universe of bourgeois decoration will be shaken up by the presence of disproportionate representations of plants drawn on the scale of the space, recreating an artificial jungle. Halfway between girly decoration and prostitutional staging, these elements will contribute to establishing an underlying sexual tension in this 'vivarium' crossed by contradictory energies.